Skoda’s stall at the Shanghai Motor Show 2017 showcased the Company’s first electric-study Vision. Vision E gives an insight into Skoda’s electro mobility strategy. The car maker is intensively perusing the electrification of its model range, and will be offering five purely electric models in various segments by 2025. Moreover, Skoda Superb with plug-in hybrid is set to arrive in 2019.
With the Vision E the company provides its first brand-specific outlook on the future of individual mobility. The five-door SUV coupé is claimed to be capable of travelling up to 500 kilometres on purely electric power and meet the level three requirements for autonomous driving.
At 4,645 mm long, 1,917 mm wide and 1,550 mm tall, the Skoda Vision E has great road presence. Thanks to the long wheelbase of 2,850 mm, as well as the short overhangs at the front and rear, the designers have created an extremely spacious interior – as always with Skoda. In the future-oriented vehicle concept, the elevated seating position typical of SUV models and the generous space combine with a dynamic silhouette and gently sloping roof line in the style of a coupé.
With the system output of 225 kW, the Skoda Vision E accelerates instantaneously and dynamically. The top speed is 180 km/h. The powerful lithium-ion batteries and optimal recuperation allow a range of up to 500 kilometres. With the intelligent management, the two electric engines cooperate with maximum efficiency and drive the Skoda Vision E over all four wheels. The front- and rear-wheel drive is suitably adjusted to ensure the highest degree of stability, dynamism and safety at all times.
With the VISION E, ŠKODA is also providing an outlook on the forms of autonomous driving coming soon. According to the latest surveys, around 15 percent of all new cars could be driving completely autonomously in 2030. The concept car ŠKODA VISION E achieves the prerequisites for level 3 autonomous driving: It can operate independently in traffic jams, go into autopilot on motorways, stay in lane and swerve, carry out overtaking manoeuvres, independently search for free parking spaces and park and leave parking spaces alone. To enable this, various sensors with different ranges and numerous cameras constantly monitor the traffic situation.